there's enough donkey cock to go around
Saturday, 13 October 2018

Make a loan and receive a $25 Kiva credit to lend again

quote [ Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. ]

Micro loans are a big deal. This is the first I have heard about this organization. I know that are several times a few hundred would have made a big difference in my life, not hard to realize a few bucks could make a big difference to a lot of people around the world.

[SFW] [business] [+2 Good]
[by bbqkink@12:51amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Future of Pointless Work

quote [ In a 1932 essay titled ?In Praise of Idleness,? the philosopher Bertrand Russell noted that he had come to think of work not as something morally necessary, but as a means to enhance pleasures in the rest of life [?]. While acknowledging that he is a product of a Protestant work ethic and thus a compulsive worker, Russell suggests halving the workday to four hours, which would be enough for a person to secure ?the necessities and elementary comforts of life,? leaving the rest of his time to do whatever he wanted. ]

Just some opinions. That final paragraph rang with me.

There have been sociological observations in Germany that suggest you should maintain a strict, work-like schedule for your daily routines to prevent suffering from stress under longterm unemployment.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:40pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism

quote [ There is an almost perfect inverse relation between how much your work directly benefits others, and remuneration. The result is a toxic political culture of resentment. ]

Yay, an interview with the famous bullshit jobs author David Graeber!
[SFW] [business] [+7 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:03pmGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Amazon's hourly workers lose monthly bonuses and stock awards as minimum wage increases

quote [ Amazon took away monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly workers, as the company announced a minimum-wage increase Tuesday. ]

TNSTAAFL. Follow up to this post.
[SFW] [business] [+4 Sad]
[by JWWargo@7:39amGMT] [26 comments]

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all US employees

quote [ Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos have been facing criticism for its pay disparity.
The new minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees ? including part-time and temporary employees ? and 100,000 seasonal employees. ]

And that criticism came from one guy in particular...Thanks Bernie.

The Temp raise was a no brainer as temporary worker are going to be harder to get due to full employment.

[SFW] [business] [+9 Good]
[by bbqkink@3:13pmGMT] [17 comments]



Sunday, 30 September 2018

Elon Musk to Resign as Tesla Chairman, Pay $20 Million Fine in SEC Settlement Over Catastrophic '420' Tweet

quote [ In August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk set off an entirely preventable and catastrophic chain of events by tweeting that he was ?considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.? Musk provided no financing details, and the Securities and Exchange Commission later determined that he never finalized any kind of deal with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund behind the ostensible buyout. Last week, it slapped him with fraud charges for making ?false and misleading? statements and not complying with regulatory requirements. ]

Just sticking my head in the SE window while on the road - what's everyone been up to?
[SFW] [business] [+10 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@4:17pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 28 September 2018

Amazon's Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video

quote [ Amazon, the country?s second-largest employer, has so far remained immune to any attempts by U.S. workers to form a union. With rumblings of employee organization at Whole Foods?which Amazon bought for $13.7 billion last year?a 45-minute union-busting training video produced by the company was sent to Team Leaders of the grocery chain last week, according to sources with knowledge of the store?s activities. Recordings of that video, obtained by Gizmodo, provide valuable insight into the company?s thinking and tactics. ]

I'm a union man
[SFW] [business] [+6 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:16amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Sex in the city: Zurich?s prostitution 'sex boxes' deemed success in Switzerland

quote [ Prostitutes in Switzerland have been legally and safely plying their trade in one of Zurich?s taxpayer-funded ?sex boxes? for the past five years.

Zurich voters approved a city plan to set aside $2 million of taxpayer?s money to build several drive-in structures in a safe and discreet environment, away from the residential neighborhoods. Another $800,000 was earmarked for annual operation costs, which include security and on-site social services.

A year later, these premises started welcoming dozens of prostitutes and their clients.

To municipal authorities, this arrangement makes a lot of street sense...the premises were intended to ?improve the working conditions of sex workers ? their health, physical and mental integrity.? ]

Capitalism +Sex + Socialism
[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by HoZay@3:50amGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 24 August 2018

Amazon is paying people to tweet nice things about warehouse working conditions after horror stories of staff peeing in bottles

quote [ The accounts engage with people about the working conditions in Amazon's order-fulfillment centers, weighing in when people tweet negatively about the company. ]

[SFW] [business] [+4]
[by arrowhen@6:50pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Verizon throttled fire department?s ?unlimited? data during Calif. wildfire

quote [ This throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services. Verizon imposed these limitations despite being informed that throttling was actively impeding County Fire's ability to provide crisis-response and essential emergency services. ]

This is now an addendum to: Twenty-two states ask appeals court to bring back net neutrality
[SFW] [business] [+10 WTF]
[by satanspenis666@2:39amGMT] [4 comments]



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